We understand that a Women’s experience represents a significant investment for any family. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer an exceptional college experience including a full board accommodation service at a fair value.

The residency fees cover the costs for the study bedroom, cleaning of the room, full catering (including Formal Dinners) and access to College facilities such as the new Study Hub, theatre, tennis courts, the Freda Bage Room. In addition, tutorials, pastoral care, the Ready to Lead program, security and other benefits of College life are all provided.

The residency fees are levied for the full academic year, excluding the semester vacation weeks, commencing at midday on the first Sunday of each semester, and ending at 10.00 am on the final Sunday.

Fees are payable for the entire academic year, irrespective of whether students choose to spend days during the semesters away from College.

The sundry fees cover the costs for students to access all the sporting, cultural and community activities available within College during Orientation Week, some Women’s College merchandise, College registration and Student Club fees. These fees are payable at the relevant time of year.

All costs include GST.

The fees are reviewed and set at the end of October each year.

There are two type of rooms available to students and the fees are different for each type.

Study Room refers to a single bedroom with shared bathroom facilities.
Ensuite Room shares an ensuite bathroom with another study bedroom.

Academic Year Key Dates

Semester Periods – 2021    

  • Semester 1: Sunday 21 February to Sunday 20 June 2021
  • Semester 2: Sunday 25 July to Sunday 21 November 2021

Vacation Periods – 2021

  • Friday 1 January – Sunday 21 February 2021                  51 days
  • Sunday 20 June – Sunday 25 July 2021                           35 days
  • Sunday 21 November – Thursday 31 December 2021   40 days
  • New students will be required to pay a $1,500 deposit within 14 days of a formal offer received to secure their room.

The total cost for a new student to reside in College for the 2021 Academic Year:

  • Study Room (catered) is $21,996 + charges per below
  • Ensuite Room is $23,864 + charges per below

Additional charges – There are additional charges that relate to the Student Club, registration and O Week fees which are applied on a per academic year (depending on if the student is new or returning). These fees primarily help cover costs associated with O Week, social, sporting and cultural activities the Student Club is responsible for administering. Please note students may purchase additional items during the year such as merchandise and these are applied to students’ accounts at the time of purchase.

The voluntary contribution fee is allocated to the Equity Future Fund which supports much-needed bursaries for students to ensure equitable access to both a quality university education and the rewarding residential college experience for all young women, regardless of their background.

Additional Items Notes Study Room Ensuite Room
New students fees
Orientation Week Accommodation Orientation Week is not included in the Academic Year $647 $702
Orientation Week Activities Covers costs of special events $150 $150
Orientation Week Women’s College Polo Shirt and Cap The Women’s merchandise helps identify our students in a very busy period and imbues the College spirit $60 $60
College Registration To cover the administration costs $300 $300
All students fees
Student Club Fee
Equity Future Fund Fee
$150 per semester
Voluntary contribution
New Student – total

Returning student – total





Vacation Fees: Study Room is $92 per day. Ensuite Room is $100 per day. The fees will be added to the next fee account.

Invoicing for the residency fees is done, in advance, on a quarterly basis for domestic students and per semester for international students.  Please note that sundry items such as O Week and Student Club fees are added to the first invoice. The payment schedule table below relates to the residential fees only:

Details 1st payment
(Semester 1)
2nd payment
(Semester 1)
3rd payment
(Semester 2)
4th payment
(Semester 2)
Payment due date January 4 March 19 June 11 August 20
Study Room $5,499 $5,499 $5,499 $5,499 $21,996
Ensuite Room $5,966 $5,966 $5,966 $5,966 $23,864

Payment of Fees: Any of the following methods can be used to pay College accounts.

  • make payable to The Women’s College
  • post Attention: The Business Manager, The Women’s College, College Road, St Lucia QLD 4067
  • See below
Credit Card & EFTPOS
  • Mastercard or Visa are accepted either for payments from credit card accounts or savings accounts where you have a Visa or Mastercard logo on the relevant card.
  • Please pay online through the secure Westpac Payment Gateway via the ‘pay an invoice’ page  HERE. Please contact the College on 3377 4500 or email – accounts@womens.uq.edu.au – if you have any enquiries.
  • Payment can also be made at the College Reception
Bank Deposit
  • Westpac
  • BSB 034-002
  • Account 980917
  • Please include room no and student’s name

Accounts: All accounts will be emailed to the nominated account email address and must be paid by the invoice due date. Should you wish to check or change the nominated account email address, please contact the College.

Late Fees: If an account is overdue, a $10 overdue fee will be applied for each week that the account remains unpaid.

Family Discount: Where two sisters live in College simultaneously, a 7.5% discount will be applied to one of the sister’s accounts as determined by the College.

Guest Fees – Meals: Students may bring guests to College meals. The cost of a casual guest meal is $15.00 per meal. Meal charges will be added to the next fee account or the student or guest can pay at reception.

Guest Fees – Room guest: Students are permitted to have a an occasional overnight guest. Fees apply. More information can be found in the College Handbook.

All meals not covered by the above charges will be billed through guest meal vouchers.